Wonderful 103 Grade 2
Welcome Back Postcard
Mrs. McGowan in second Grade


Dear Parents of Students in Room 103,


     I am very happy to be your child's second grade teacher during the 2018-2019 school year.  This is my 34rd year as a teacher in the Minneapolis Schools. I have been at Hiawatha for 32 years teaching second grade.  

     My husband Jay just retired after teaching at Howe/Hiawatha for 33 years.  

     We have two sons.  Our youngest is Jordan.  He's just graduated from the Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester.  He just got a job as a Physical Therapist in Hastings and really enjoys his work. Our son Josh is married to Kelsey. They both live in Fergus Falls, MN.  Josh is a band director and Kelsey is a nurse.  This summer they had a baby girl!!!!! Her name is Hallie Grace, she has graced us with lots of memorable moments already. She's our first grandchild and it's incredible being a grandma.

     We also enjoyed our summer by getting some home projects done, by visiting family and friends, and hanging out in our backyard. 

     I look forward to a great year with you and your child.


                                                   Kim Berg-McGowan


 Dates for First Semester


October 26-Dorothy Molter

October 31-Stations with First Grade

November 1-Teacher Professional Development

November 2-Record Keeping Day

November 12-50th Day of School 

November 15-Turkey Bingo

November 16-November ABC 

November 21-No School

November 22-23-Thanksgiving

December 1-Moon Palace Book Fair

December 21-Jingle Bingo

December 24-January 6-Winter Recess

January 10-Riverview Art Show 4:00-6:00

January 21-No School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 24-Record Keeping Day

January 25-Professional Developement Day

More to come!